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After a little vacation I am back to writing the Daily Friar for you all. I guess while I was away we had some technical issues and the Padres took another series from the Rockies over the weekend. I would have posted yesterday, but I have been dealing with some personal issues after this weekend, not to mention the Padres had an off day. So now that they are playing again I am here to continue giving you Padres news on a daily basis, at least for the time being. Some days it will be me and some days it will be Alex Bartlett. Either way continue to come to Friarhood.com for your Daily Friar news. Here are your Padres links for today:Submit articles and follow me on twitter
Stults gives good effort, but Padres offense stalls – Padres.com“On Tuesday, though, it was simply a case of the other guy being better, as D-backs starting pitcher Ian Kennedy allowed one run over eight innings, as Arizona held off a late charge for a 3-2 victory over the Padres in front of a crowd of 20,811 at Chase Field.”
Padres lefty Layne a convert – Union Tribune“Layne’s degree from Division II Mount Olive College is in criminal justice. His favorite realm of study was fire science, so he started thinking about a future as a firefighter or arson investigator. The twist being, Layne is now a major league relief pitcher, a job description that used to carry the title ‘fireman.’”
Jeff Sanders of the North County Times argues Chase Headley for MVP“However, unlikely the latter is with just 14 games left to the season, the major league best 20 homers and 62 RBIs he has piled up since the All-Star break ---- much of it at the pitcher-friendly Petco Park ---- have clearly landed the 28-year-old switch-hitter into a new class of player.”
CBS Sports entertains the idea of shutting Quentin down for the season
"So do the Padres try to have Quentin play for a couple of weeks at the end of the season, or do they shut him down and immediately begin a rehab program to get him ready for next season? Padres manager Bud Black said Quentin will not need more surgery this winter."
Huston Street could be activated today - NBC Sports
"The right-hander should immediately resume his closing duties, despite Luke Gregerson's success in the role."
TinCaps, Padres extend affiliation - journalgazette.net
"The sustained success is part of the reason Fort Wayne and the San Diego Padres reached a two-year agreement Tuesday to extend their player development contract."
Padres could contend in 2013 - Fangraphs
"As a whole, the San Diego Padres are perched on the precipice of contention. Their young, cost-controlled core of position players have shown signs this second half of collectively putting it together."
2012 Mad Friars’ NWL pitcher of the year“A very strong pitching staff dominated for the Emeralds, posting a league-best 3.00 ERA and 647 strikeouts. The staff was well balanced with impressive performances from both starters and the bullpen.”
Chicken Friars asks where Jedd Gyorko will play next season
"As much as Gyorko has proved himself at the plate during his minor league career, the biggest question which will face the Padres this offseason will have to do with if (and likely when) they deem the Third Baseman “big league” ready at some point next season, and where they ultimately decide to play him."
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When the San Diego Padres extended both Huston Street and Carlos Quentin this summer, they effectively signaled an intent to contend in the NL West in the near future. The organization felt that future was imminent enough to forego acquiring additional young talent via the trade market and instead committed valuable resources to injury-prone (though productive) assets who play non...
The San Diego Padres didn’t play on Monday, which means the San Diego Padres didn’t win on Monday. We currently live in a world in which this is an infrequent occurrence. We currently live in a world in which the Padres, Orioles, and A’s keep on winning, and the Red Sox have one of their worst rosters people can remember. In some ways this was a gradual shift and in other ways...
Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera might not grade out too highly with defensive metrics, and isn't too great of a hitter, but he's had his share of great plays this season. A play in Tuesday night's Padres-Diamondbacks game might be near the top of the charts though. Cabrera fielded a Paul Goldschmidt grounder and took to second himself instead of wasting time flipping...
With 15 games to go in the season, the San Diego Padres could be reaching decision time with left fielder Carlos Quentin. Quentin hasn't played since Sept. 10, when he came out of the game after his first at-bat with pain in the right knee that was surgically repaired during spring training and kept him out of the Padres' first 49 games. Before that, Quentin had missed...
The San Diego Padres shut down right-hander Andrew Cashner for the rest of the season Wednesday. Can left fielder Carlos Quentin be far behind? Cashner won't pitch again in 2012 because of a strained tendon behind his right armpit. Cashner's velocity on his fastball was off by five to eight miles per hours in his two starts since returning from the disabled list on...
The San Diego Padres have decided to shut down right-hander
Andrew Cashner for the remainder of the season as he continues to deal with a
strained right lat muscle, reports Corey Brock of MLB.com:
Cashner, who has missed 51 games this season with a strained
right lat, indicated on Wednesday that he is still having pain in the tendon
under his right armpit.
With the Diamondbacks and Padres on the fringe of the playoff race, it's safe to say one of these teams will no longer be there when this three-game series concludes.
The visiting Padres are further back in the hunt for the second wild-card spot in the NL, but they may have a good chance to make up some ground starting Tuesday night considering their recent performances against...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jesus Guzman homered and Clayton Richard was effective enough as the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Thursday.
Richard (14-12) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings to raise his career record against Arizona to 6-0 -- including three wins in three starts at Chase Field over the past 10 weeks.
Anthony Bass, the last of five...
The Padres are just about done for the season. They are now officially eliminated from the division race, and are 8 games back in the Wild Card standings. So while the playoffs were a longshot at the beginning of the moth, they are pretty much out of reach now. If they had kept winning and taken the first two games in Arizona instead of losing them horribly then we might have still...
Reaching the postseason is largely out of their control, but the Arizona Diamondbacks have a good chance to move above .500 for the first time in nearly a month with a sweep of their pesky division rival.
The Diamondbacks will go for their fourth straight win Thursday night and hand the Padres' Clayton Richard his first loss against them.
Arizona has won eight of 12, but is...
San Diego came into Chase Field with a seven game winning streak in the Diamond backs home field. After winning five straight series and seven of their last eight, the Padres lost the three-game contest to Arizona by dropping their first two games to the Diamondbacks. The Padres bats failed to score more than two runs in each of the first two games before they scored three in the...
Jesus Guzman homered and Clayton Richard was effective enough as the San Diego Padres held on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Thursday.
Richard (14-12) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings to raise his career record against Arizona to 6-0 - including three wins in three starts at Chase Field over the past 10 weeks. He struck out three and walked one.